Date: November 25, 2020


Turkish – Greek maritime disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean has morphed into a conventional geopolitical confrontation between Turkey and a set of countries, including Greece, France, the UAE, and Egypt. As the files and actors of this crisis have expanded, the solution has become even more intractable.

Taking the complexity and multidimensionality of the topic along with the diversity of the actors involved in the Eastern Mediterranean into consideration, Al Sharq Strategic Research organized a webinar on the subject with a view geared towards projecting potential scenarios and implications of the crisis on the actors involved and beyond. Of others, this roundtable style webinar aimed to address the following questions:

  • How does one understand the nature of the emerging security and energy equation in the Eastern Mediterranean?
  • Where is the Turkish – Greek disputes heading? Compromise or confrontation?
  • Similarly, how is the Turkish – French row likely to unfold in the Eastern Mediterranean from now onward?
  • How solid are the emerging regional alignments in this region?
  • What role can the EU play in this crisis?
  • After the election, will there be any change in the US position towards the region?


Can Kasapoglu, The Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM)

Mitat Celikpala, Kadir Has University

Ioannis Grigoriadis, The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP)

Dimitrios Triantaphyllou, Kadir Has University


Ömer Aslan, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University